All of the previous events drove me bonkers. Then on March 17 Republicans released their budget. Predictably, it cuts taxes on the wealthy and multinational corporations, hoping that this time trickle-down economics would finally work. And how do they plan to make-up for the resulting budget shortfall? Well, that's easy. They'll target those less fortunate by slashing funding for Medicare, Medicaid, nursing homes, food stamps, Head Start, Pell grants for college and the poorest of our schools.